Woman dies of ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ from Harvey floodwaters
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A woman in Houston has reportedly died due to a “flesh-eating bacteria” contracted in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters.


According to The New York Times, the 77-year-old woman, Nancy Reed, fell in a house that had flooded.

She broke her arm in a fall and the bacteria, also known as necrotizing fasciitis, entered her body through cuts sustained in the incident. 

Houston's health department told the newspaper that there have been no other reports of the bacteria, but the Times noted a nonfatal case in a nearby city.

Harvey, which first made landfall on Aug. 25, was the first of several storms to hit the United States and its territories and cause widespread damage this hurricane season.